Copycat Baked Applebee's Mozzarella Sticks
Serving Size / Yield
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup 2 percent milk
- 1 1/2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
- ¾ tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1 quart oil
- 1 16 oz. package of mozzarella cheese sticks
- vegetable oil spray
In a shallow bowl, mix the milk and eggs well. In another shallow bowl, mix the flour, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper.
Cut each mozzarella stick in half, forming 2-inch sticks. In this specific order dip each mozzarella stick into the egg-wash and then the dry ingredients bowl, making sure the sticks are fully coated.
Place the coated cheese sticks onto a large plate, forming one layer and cover with foil. Freeze the sticks for about two hours.
When the sticks are firm, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. On a vegetable-spray coated cookie sheet, arrange the sticks so that they form one layer on the pan, and then coat the sticks with vegetable oil spray.
Bake the sticks for 7 minutes, or until the coating forms a crispy brown crust.